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Healing through Art Part II

Healing through Art Part II

November 25, 2022

Youth leaders come together with poet and activist Cheeraz Gormon to talk about healing from trauma from exposure to violence. Artists also discuss gun violence prevention, activism and the role of artists as activists, mental health, sharing resources, moving from response to recovery after the Central Visual and Performing Arts High School mass shooting tragedy, and coping with compounding loss from gun violence. Part I of a three part series.

Pick the City UP Art Interlude
Sneaker Tact
KP Dennis and Branden Lewis
Saint Louis Story Stitchers, 2020

Story Stitchers is supported in part by The Lewis Prize for Music’s 2021 Accelerator Award. The mission of The Lewis Prize is to partner with leaders who create positive change by investing in young people through music. 

Additional support for StitchCast Studio and Story Stitchers youth programs was provided by the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund, City of St. Louis Youth at Risk Crime Prevention grant of 2022, Lush Corporation’s The Charity Pot, Equity Impact from Creative Reaction Lab and the Bezos Family Foundation, and the Arts & Education Council. Saint Louis Story Stitchers is supported by Kranzberg Arts Foundation as a resident organization.

Saint Louis Story Stitchers’ StitchCast Studio LIVE! is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. On the web at arts dot gov.

Healing through Art Part I

Healing through Art Part I

November 25, 2022

Youth leaders come together with poet and activist Cheeraz Gormon to talk about healing from trauma from exposure to violence. Artists also discuss gun violence prevention, activism and the role of artists as activists, mental health, sharing resources, moving from response to recovery after the Central Visual and Performing Arts High School mass shooting tragedy, and coping with compounding loses from gun violence. Part I of a three part series.

 

Pick the City UP Art Interlude

Anti

Saint Louis Story Stitchers, 2017

 

Story Stitchers is supported in part by The Lewis Prize for Music’s 2021 Accelerator Award. The mission of The Lewis Prize is to partner with leaders who create positive change by investing in young people through music. 

Additional support for StitchCast Studio and Story Stitchers youth programs was provided by the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund, City of St. Louis Youth at Risk Crime Prevention grant of 2022, Lush Corporation’s The Charity Pot, Equity Impact from Creative Reaction Lab and the Bezos Family Foundation, and the Arts & Education Council. Saint Louis Story Stitchers is supported by Kranzberg Arts Foundation as a resident organization.

Saint Louis Story Stitchers’ StitchCast Studio LIVE! is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. On the web at arts dot gov.

The Center Part VII

The Center Part VII

October 22, 2022

In this week's episode of StitchCast Studio, youth leaders from The Center Cabinet, experiencing their first trip to the prairie, talk with one of the leading architects of the Youth Council, Branden Lewis, and dive deep into the new Center, the impact of their prairie experiences, and their expectations for the future. 

The Center, a dedicated safe space for under-represented youth envisioned by Story Stitchers youth leaders, might be used to impact the community. The Center, a project to create a creative youth development center designed and driven by youth leaders, is supported in part by a 2021 $500,000 5-year Accelerator Award from The Lewis Prize For Music. The Center Cabinet are interns at Story Stitchers currently supported by My Brother’s Keeper Freedom Summer 2022. Recorded live at Missouri Botanical Garden’s Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit, Missouri, on October 9, 2022. 

 

Pick the City UP Art Interlude

Prairie Therapy

Saint Louis Story Stitchers, 2019

 

Story Stitchers is supported in part by The Lewis Prize for Music’s 2021 Accelerator Award. The mission of The Lewis Prize is to partner with leaders who create positive change by investing in young people through music. 

Additional support for StitchCast Studio and Story Stitchers youth programs was provided by the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund, City of St. Louis Youth at Risk Crime Prevention grant of 2022, Lush Corporation’s The Charity Pot, Equity Impact from Creative Reaction Lab and the Bezos Family Foundation, and the Arts & Education Council. Saint Louis Story Stitchers is supported by Kranzberg Arts Foundation as a resident organization.

Saint Louis Story Stitchers’ StitchCast Studio LIVE! is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. On the web at arts dot gov.

The Center Part VI

The Center Part VI

October 22, 2022

The Center Part VI

In this week's episode of StitchCast Studio, youth leaders from The Center Cabinet, experiencing their first trip to the prairie, talk with one of the leading architects of the Youth Council, Emeara Burns, and dive deep into the new Center, their prairie experiences, and their expectations for the future. The Center, a dedicated safe space for under-represented youth envisioned by Story Stitchers youth leaders, might be used to impact the community. The Center, a project to create a creative youth development center designed and driven by youth leaders, is supported in part by a 2021 $500,000 5-year Accelerator Award from The Lewis Prize For Music. The Center Cabinet are interns at Story Stitchers currently supported by My Brother’s Keeper Freedom Summer 2022. Recorded live at Missouri Botanical Garden’s Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit, Missouri, on October 9, 2022. 

 

Pick the City UP Art Interlude

To The Prairie

Saint Louis Story Stitchers, 2018

 

Story Stitchers is supported in part by The Lewis Prize for Music’s 2021 Accelerator Award. The mission of The Lewis Prize is to partner with leaders who create positive change by investing in young people through music. 

Additional support for StitchCast Studio and Story Stitchers youth programs was provided by the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund, City of St. Louis Youth at Risk Crime Prevention grant of 2022, Lush Corporation’s The Charity Pot, Equity Impact from Creative Reaction Lab and the Bezos Family Foundation, and the Arts & Education Council. Saint Louis Story Stitchers is supported by Kranzberg Arts Foundation as a resident organization.

Saint Louis Story Stitchers’ StitchCast Studio LIVE! is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. On the web at arts dot gov.

The Center Part V

The Center Part V

October 22, 2022

In this week's episode of StitchCast Studio, youth leaders and alumni podcasters from StitchCast Studio, including leading architect of the Youth Council Branden Lewis, continue to develop The Center Cabinet and have a conversation about how The Center, a dedicated safe space for under-represented youth envisioned by Story Stitchers youth leaders, might be used to impact the community. In this episode, youth leaders discuss the importance of mentors.

The Center, a project to create a youth arts and technology center designed and driven by youth leaders, is supported in part by a 2021 $500,000 5-year Accelerator Award from The Lewis Prize For Music. Recorded live at Stitchers Storefront Studio, St. Louis, Missouri, on July 22, 2022. 

 

Pick the City UP Art Interlude

Sneaker Tact

KP Dennis and Branden Lewis

Saint Louis Story Stitchers, 2020

 

Go back and listen to the youth dream unfolding in past episodes:

 

Season I, Episode 27, The Center Part I

 

Story Stitchers discuss becoming one of 8 organizations nation-wide to reach the finalist stage of the Lewis Prize for Music’s $500,000 Accelerator grant competition. Youth and staff reflect on their application’s focus, a new youth arts and technology facility for St. Louis’ at-risk youth called “The Center.” Recorded in Zoom on December 2, 2020.

Season II, Episode 34,  The Center Part II

In this week's episode, 16-24 year old Stitchers Youth Council leaders brainstorm with host Emeara Burns about The Center, a project to create a youth arts and technology center supported in part by a 2021 Accelerator Award from The Lewis Prize For Music and discuss the future of Story Stitchers. Recorded live in Zoom January 28, 2021.

Season IV, Episode 107, The Center Part III

In this week's episode of StitchCast Studio, youth leaders from Stitchers Youth Council, including leading architects of the Youth Council Branden Lewis and Emeara Burns, form The Center Cabinet and sit down with Story Stitchers founding president and executive director Susan Colangelo to have a conversation about how The Center, a dedicated safe space for under-represented youth envisioned by Story Stitchers youth leaders, might be used to impact the community.  The Center, a project to create a youth arts and technology center designed and driven by youth leaders, is supported in part by a 2021 $500,000 5-year Accelerator Award from The Lewis Prize For Music. Recorded live at Stitchers Storefront Studio, St. Louis, Missouri, on July 22, 2022. 

 

Story Stitchers is supported in part by The Lewis Prize for Music’s 2021 Accelerator Award. The mission of The Lewis Prize is to partner with leaders who create positive change by investing in young people through music. 

Additional support for StitchCast Studio and Story Stitchers youth programs was provided by the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund, City of St. Louis Youth at Risk Crime Prevention grant of 2022, Lush Corporation’s The Charity Pot, Equity Impact from Creative Reaction Lab and the Bezos Family Foundation, and the Arts & Education Council. Saint Louis Story Stitchers is supported by Kranzberg Arts Foundation as a resident organization.

Saint Louis Story Stitchers’ StitchCast Studio LIVE! is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. On the web at arts dot gov.

Not Another One! at Central Library

Not Another One! at Central Library

October 2, 2022

In this unique episode of StitchCast Studio, members of Stitchers Youth Council interview Wil Pickney, Jr, Director of the Office of Violence Prevention for the City of St. Louis, to discuss police and the communities they serve including community violence intervention.

NOT ANOTHER ONE! is a multi-year signature project addressing gun violence through music, documentary videos, books, and scripts collected and edited from 2015 to 2021 by over 100 artists. Music, curriculum, and coordinating items are available at http://www.storystitchers.org.   

Recorded live at Central Library, St. Louis Public Libraries in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, on Saturday, August 13, 2022. Part of the presentation is a live performances from Not Another One! Included is a reading from the book by Bobby Norfolk and Lauron Thompson. 

Story Stitchers is supported in part by The Lewis Prize for Music’s 2021 Accelerator Award. The mission of The Lewis Prize is to partner with leaders who create positive change by investing in young people through music. 

Additional support for StitchCast Studio and Story Stitchers youth programs was provided by the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund, City of St. Louis Youth at Risk Crime Prevention grant of 2022, Lush Corporation’s The Charity Pot, Equity Impact from Creative Reaction Lab and the Bezos Family Foundation, and the Arts & Education Council. Saint Louis Story Stitchers is supported by Kranzberg Arts Foundation as a resident organization.

Saint Louis Story Stitchers’ StitchCast Studio LIVE! is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. On the web at arts dot gov.

Parent & Child Relationships Part II

Parent & Child Relationships Part II

October 2, 2022

In Part II of this episode of StitchCast Studio, three new members of Stitchers Youth Council join Branden Lewis, to discuss parent and child relationships. Recorded live at Stitchers Storefront Studio, St. Louis, Missouri, on August 26, 2022. 

 

Pick the City UP Art Interlude

Good For Your Health

Saint Louis Story Stitchers, 2019

 

Story Stitchers is supported in part by The Lewis Prize for Music’s 2021 Accelerator Award. The mission of The Lewis Prize is to partner with leaders who create positive change by investing in young people through music. 

Additional support for StitchCast Studio and Story Stitchers youth programs was provided by the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund, City of St. Louis Youth at Risk Crime Prevention grant of 2022, Lush Corporation’s The Charity Pot, Equity Impact from Creative Reaction Lab and the Bezos Family Foundation, and the Arts & Education Council. Saint Louis Story Stitchers is supported by Kranzberg Arts Foundation as a resident organization.

Saint Louis Story Stitchers’ StitchCast Studio LIVE! is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. On the web at arts dot gov.

Parent & Child Relationships

Parent & Child Relationships

September 22, 2022

In this week's episode of StitchCast Studio, three new members of Stitchers Youth Council join Branden Lewis, to discuss parent and child relationships. Recorded live at Stitchers Storefront Studio, St. Louis, Missouri, on August 26, 2022. 

 

Pick the City UP Art Interlude

Dear Shooters

KP Dennis and Branden Lewis, 2020

 

Story Stitchers is supported in part by The Lewis Prize for Music’s 2021 Accelerator Award. The mission of The Lewis Prize is to partner with leaders who create positive change by investing in young people through music. 

Additional support for StitchCast Studio and Story Stitchers youth programs was provided by the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund, City of St. Louis Youth at Risk Crime Prevention grant of 2022, Lush Corporation’s The Charity Pot, Equity Impact from Creative Reaction Lab and the Bezos Family Foundation, and the Arts & Education Council. Saint Louis Story Stitchers is supported by Kranzberg Arts Foundation as a resident organization.

Saint Louis Story Stitchers’ StitchCast Studio LIVE! is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. On the web at arts dot gov.

The Center Part IV

The Center Part IV

August 29, 2022

The Center Part IV

 

In this week's episode of StitchCast Studio, youth leaders from Stitchers Youth Council, including leading architect of the Youth Council Branden Lewis, continue to develop The Center Cabinet and  have a conversation about how The Center, a dedicated safe space for under-represented youth envisioned by Story Stitchers youth leaders, might be used to impact the community. In this episode, youth leaders discuss the loss of friends, family, peers and causes for some of that loss. The Center, a project to create a youth arts and technology center designed and driven by youth leaders, is supported in part by a 2021 $500,000 5-year Accelerator Award from The Lewis Prize For Music. Recorded live at Stitchers Storefront Studio, St. Louis, Missouri, on July 22, 2022. 

 

Pick the City UP Art Interlude

Guitar Solo, Alexis

Saint Louis Story Stitchers, 2022

 

Go back and listen to the youth dream unfolding in past episodes:

 

Season I, Episode 27, The Center Part I

Story Stitchers discuss becoming one of 8 organizations nation-wide to reach the finalist stage of the Lewis Prize for Music’s $500,000 Accelerator grant competition. Youth and staff reflect on their application’s focus, a new youth arts and technology facility for St. Louis’ at-risk youth called “The Center.” Recorded in Zoom on December 2, 2020.

 

Season II, Episode 34,  The Center Part II

In this week's episode, 16-24 year old Stitchers Youth Council leaders brainstorm with host Emeara Burns about The Center, a project to create a youth arts and technology center supported in part by a 2021 Accelerator Award from The Lewis Prize For Music and discuss the future of Story Stitchers. Recorded live in Zoom January 28, 2021.

 

Season IV, Episode 107, The Center Part III

In this week's episode of StitchCast Studio, youth leaders from Stitchers Youth Council, including leading architects of the Youth Council Branden Lewis and Emeara Burns, form The Center Cabinet and sit down with Story Stitchers founding president and executive director Susan Colangelo to have a conversation about how The Center, a dedicated safe space for under-represented youth envisioned by Story Stitchers youth leaders, might be used to impact the community. 

 

The Center, a project to create a youth arts and technology center designed and driven by youth leaders, is supported in part by a 2021 $500,000 5-year Accelerator Award from The Lewis Prize For Music. Recorded live at Stitchers Storefront Studio, St. Louis, Missouri, on July 22, 2022. 

 

Story Stitchers is supported in part by The Lewis Prize for Music’s 2021 Accelerator Award. The mission of The Lewis Prize is to partner with leaders who create positive change by investing in young people through music. 

Additional support for StitchCast Studio and Story Stitchers youth programs was provided by the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund, City of St. Louis Youth at Risk Crime Prevention grant of 2022, Lush Corporation’s The Charity Pot, Equity Impact from Creative Reaction Lab and the Bezos Family Foundation, and the Arts & Education Council. Saint Louis Story Stitchers is supported by Kranzberg Arts Foundation as a resident organization.

Saint Louis Story Stitchers’ StitchCast Studio LIVE! is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. On the web at arts dot gov.

The Center Part III

The Center Part III

August 6, 2022

In this week's episode of StitchCast Studio, youth leaders from Stitchers Youth Council, including leading architects of the Youth Council Branden Lewis and Emeara Burns, form The Center Cabinet and sit down with Story Stitchers founding president and executive director Susan Colangelo to have a conversation about how The Center, a dedicated safe space for under-represented youth envisioned by Story Stitchers youth leaders, might be used to impact the community.  The Center, a project to create a youth arts and technology center designed and driven by youth leaders, is supported in part by a 2021 $500,000 5-year Accelerator Award from The Lewis Prize For Music. Recorded live at Stitchers Storefront Studio, St. Louis, Missouri, on July 22, 2022. 

 

Pick the City UP Art Interlude

Who’s Ready?

All rights reserved, Saint Louis Story Stitchers, 2018 

 

Go back and listen to the youth dream unfolding in past episodes:

 

Season I, Episode 27, The Center Part I

Story Stitchers discuss becoming one of 8 organizations nation-wide to reach the finalist stage of the Lewis Prize for Music’s $500,000 Accelerator grant competition. Youth and staff reflect on their application’s focus, a new youth arts and technology facility for St. Louis’ at-risk youth called “The Center.” Recorded in Zoom on December 2, 2020.

 

Season II, Episode 34,  The Center Part II

In this week's episode, 16-24 year old Stitchers Youth Council leaders brainstorm with host Emeara Burns about The Center, a project to create a youth arts and technology center supported in part by a 2021 Accelerator Award from The Lewis Prize For Music and discuss the future of Story Stitchers. Recorded live in Zoom January 28, 2021.

 

Story Stitchers is supported in part by The Lewis Prize for Music’s 2021 Accelerator Award. The mission of The Lewis Prize is to partner with leaders who create positive change by investing in young people through music. 

Additional support for StitchCast Studio and Story Stitchers youth programs was provided by the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund, City of St. Louis Youth at Risk Crime Prevention grant of 2022, Lush Corporation’s The Charity Pot, Equity Impact from Creative Reaction Lab and the Bezos Family Foundation, and the Arts & Education Council. Saint Louis Story Stitchers is supported by Kranzberg Arts Foundation as a resident organization.

Saint Louis Story Stitchers’ StitchCast Studio LIVE! is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. On the web at arts dot gov.

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